Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez, professionally known as Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean professional football player. He is popularly dubbed as "El Nino Maravilla (The Wonder Child)".

Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez, professionally known as Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean professional football player. He is popularly dubbed as “El Nino Maravilla (The Wonder Child)”. He plays for English club Manchester United and the Chile national team. He plays in the forward position and wears shirt number 7 for both club and country. He started his senior professional career from Cobreloa and has later played for Italian club Udinese, Chilean club Colo-Colo, Argentine club River Plate, Spanish Club Barcelona, and English club Arsenal. He made his Chile senior team debut in 2006. He is the country’s all-time leading goalscorer. He has over 9.7 million followers on his Instagram.

What is Alexis Sanchez Famous For?

– Popular Chilean forward who has played in Italy, Spain, and England.

– Winner of Copa America 2015 and 2016.

Where was Alexis Sanchez Born?

Alexis Sanchez was born on 19 December 1988. His birth name is Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez. His birthplace is in Tocopilla in Chile. He holds Chilean nationality.

He started his youth career with C.D. Cobreloa.

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Club Career


He was promoted to Cobreloa’s first team in February 2005.

He made his professional debut in February 2005 against Deportes Temuco.

He scored his first professional goal against Deportes Concepcion in March 2005.

He was one of the youngest players to debut on Copa Libertadores. He was 16 at the time.


Italian club caught the eye of Alexis Sanchez and signed him for 1.7 million pounds in April 2006.

The club immediately loaned him to Chilean giants Colo-Colo.


He made his Colo-Colo debut in June 2006 against Antofagasta.

He scored his first goal for the club in October against Universidad de Chile.

He won his first professional title after defeating Audax Italiano in the Torneo Clausura final in December 2006.

He won Chilean Primera Division, 2006 Clausura, and 2007 Apertura while at Colo-Colo.

River Plate

After his loan spell completed at Colo-Colo, he was loaned to the Argentine club River Plate.

He spent a season at River Plate winning Argentine Primera Division 2008 Clausura.

Return to Udinese

After his loan spell at River Plate, he returned to Udinese.

He made his Serie A debut against Juventus in September 2008.

He scored his first Serie A goal against Lecce in October 2008.

Sanchez and Italian striker Antonio Di Natale became one of the best scoring duos in Serie A 2010-11 season. named Sanchez the world’s most promising youngster of the 2011 season.

He finished his stint with Udinese with 21 goals in all competitions.



Spanish club Barcelona signed Sanchez in July 2011 for 26 million Euro including 11.5 million bonuses from Udinese. He became the Chilean most expensive player of all time.

He spent three seasons at Barcelona scoring 47 goals in all competitions.

He won 2011-12 Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana 2011 and 2013, 2011 UEFA Super Cup, 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, and 2012-13 La Liga with Barcelona.

After the arrival of Brazilian Neymar, Sanchez left Barcelona to join English club Arsenal.



English club Arsenal signed Sanchez for 31.7 million pounds in July 2014. He was assigned shirt number 17.

He made his competitive debut for Arsenal against Manchester City in the Community Shield in August 2014.

He made his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace in August 2014.  He scored his first goal for Arsenal against Besiktas in the same month.

He scored a hat-trick for Arsenal in a 5-2 win against Leicester City in September 2015 making him the first player to score hat-tricks in each of the Premier League, Serie A, and La Liga.

He was assigned shirt number 7 ahead of the 2016-17 season.

He spent 3 and a half seasons at Arsenal scoring 80 goals in all competitions including 60 league goals.

He won FA Cup 2014-15 and 2016-17 and FA Community Shield 2014 with Arsenal.

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Manchester United

Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He made his debut for the club against Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup making him the first Chilean to play a competitive match for United.

International Career

Sanchez was one of the key players in the Chilean U20 team that finished third in the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup.

He made his senior team debut in 2006.

He is Chile’s most capped player and all-time top goalscorer.

Chile won their first major title, Copa America 2015, where Sanchez was a key player. Chile defeated Argentina in a penalty shootout in the final.

Sanchez was once again the key player in the Chilean squad that defended the Copa America title, Copa America Centenario in 2016. Once again, they defeated Argentina in a penalty shootout in the final. Sanchez won the tournament’s Golden Ball as the best player.

Sanchez helped Chile to reach the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final, where they were defeated by Germany.



Chilean Primera División: 2006 Clausura, 2007 Apertura

River Plate

Argentine Primera División: 2008 Clausura


2012–13 La Liga

2011–12 Copa del Rey

Supercopa de España: 2011, 2013

2011 UEFA Super Cup

2011 FIFA Club World Cup


FA Cup: 2014–15, 2016–17

2014 FA Community Shield


Copa América: 2015, 2016

Individual Honors

Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011

PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: October 2014, October 2015

Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15, 2016–17

2014–15 Premier League PFA Team of the Year

BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015

2015 PFA Fans’ Player of the Year

2015 FSF Player of the Year

Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year: 2015

FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2015, 2016, 2017

2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer

2016 Copa América Golden Ball

2016 Copa América Team of the Tournament

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Ball

Who is Alexis Sanchez Married to?

Alexis Sanchez has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life. He is reportedly dating Chilean actress Mayte Rodriquez.

What are Alexis Sanchez Body Measurements?

Alexis Sanchez stands at a height of 1.69 m i.e 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 62 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is black.

What is Alexis Sanchez Net Worth?

Alexis Sanchez earns from his professional football career. He has played for several clubs to date. His income comes from salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements. He became the most expensive Chilean player of all time when he joined Spanish club Barcelona in 2011. He has endorsement deals with Huawei and Pepsi. His annual salary at Manchester United is reported at $32.7 million. His net worth is estimated at $30 million.

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